Lord Of The Flies Savagery Analysis

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There are many examples of savagery on the island that take place in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The boys on the island display evil characteristics such as trying to kill each other, bullying and manipulation, and corruption. The savagery in the hearts of the boys on the island show the savage characteristics that can also displayed in today’s civil society.
The savagery in Lord of the Flies contrasts to modern society in that the boys largely choose savagery over society. When the boys try to make a stable society, it instead turns into savagery. Initially, they divide into classes that they picked based on who is the most violent and who is the most physically fit. Some built fires and shelter, others became hunters for food. “They 're hopeless. The older ones aren 't much better. D 'you see? All day I 've been working with Simon. No one else. They 're off bathing, or eating, or playing” (p. 70). Jack asserts himself as the leader of the hunters and feels that because he hunts, than he is superior to the other boys and he should be able to dictate what happens. This also relates to today 's society, when put far more importance upon doctors and lawyers instead construction workers and plummers. This idea is inherently unfair, because no one person is better than the next. If the boys listened to everyone and cooperated than there would be less chaos and less savagery among the boys.
Another example of savagery present in Lord of the Flies is the
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